A Semi-distributed Access Control Management Scheme for Securing Cloud Environment

Syed S. Rizvi, John Mitchell

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Abstract

Despite numerous advantages that cloud computing offer (e.g., Flexibility, elasticity, scalability, etc.), many potential clients are still hesitant to join the cloud due to their security and privacy concerns. Outsourcing the data to a cloud in a multitenant environment brings many security challenges including data leaks, threats, and malicious attacks. The cloud computing platform, virtual servers, and the provider's services are highly dynamic and diverse in nature, making the traditional access control mechanisms (e.g., Firewalls and VLAN etc.) less effective in controlling the unauthorized access to cloud's data and resources. Several access control policies and authorization system have been proposed in literature to defend against cloud security threats. Most of these systems are designed to work with one or more access control policies. However, little work has been done to develop generic access control architecture capable to work with most of the available access control policies. In this paper, we present a new access control architecture using a global resource management system (GRMS) to effectively handle both local and remote access requests. The introduction of GRMS makes our proposed architecture semi distributed at the expense of minimal request-response time. In addition, our proposed architecture works effectively with both peered access control module (PACM) and virtual resource manager (VRM) to protect and manage all resources and services of cloud providers from unauthorized access.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 IEEE 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing, CLOUD 2015
EditorsCalton Pu, Ajay Mohindra
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages501-507
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781467372879
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 19 2015
Event8th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing, CLOUD 2015 - New York, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2015Jul 2 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2015 IEEE 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing, CLOUD 2015

Other

Other8th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing, CLOUD 2015
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Period6/27/157/2/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Rizvi, S. S., & Mitchell, J. (2015). A Semi-distributed Access Control Management Scheme for Securing Cloud Environment. In C. Pu, & A. Mohindra (Eds.), Proceedings - 2015 IEEE 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing, CLOUD 2015 (pp. 501-507). [7214083] (Proceedings - 2015 IEEE 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing, CLOUD 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLOUD.2015.73